The PM made an inspection of the Hoang Long River dyke which protects NinhBinh city and National Highway 1A from the swollen river. Water level in theHoang Long River in Nho Quan and Gia Vien districts reached 5.3m, higher thanthe record flood level in 1985.
According to Dinh Chung Phung, Vice Chairman of the Ninh Binh provincePeople’s Committee and deputy head of the provincial steering board for naturaldisaster prevention and search and rescue, the provincial authorities areconsidering allowing flood water to overflow some sections of the dyke toprevent the dyke from breaking.
PM Phuc asked Ninh Binh to devise plans for rescue operations, evacuationof residents and flood discharge.
The province was also urged to stay vigilant and keep close watch of dykes,dams and reservoirs in the locality.
Northern mountainous provinces and part of thecentral region have been submerged widespread floods caused by in torrentialrains on October 10 and 11.
The death toll climbed to 29 people as of 5 pm on October 11, according to statisticsof the National Committee for Search and Rescue.
The fatalities included eight people in ThanhHoa, six each in Nghe An, Hoa Binh, five in Son La and four in Yen Bai.
21 others are missing, with nine people inYen Bai and five in Hoa Binh.-VNA